Wondering How to Change a Video Format?

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Use this free video converter online to easily change the format of your video. You can convert video files online to popular media formats. If you need a wider range of output formats, try a desktop converter from Movavi.

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How to change a video file type

Most users feel the need at some point to change a video file type – for example, to view a movie or clip on a mobile device or upload them to the Internet. Want to know how to convert videos? Keep reading! In this article, you’ll find out about the most common problems you can encounter working with video files and will learn how to convert a video with a desktop app and with an online video converter.

Here are some issues you can solve by changing video file types.

Your device doesn’t open a file?

The file is played with distortions?

Videos take up too much space?

Movavi Video Converter enables you to handle any of these issues in seconds. You don’t have to know anything about video formats and features. The software has an intuitive English language interface, so changing the format of videos is easy even if you're a newcomer to video editing and conversion.

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Preparing video for uploading online

How to convert video files with Movavi Video Converter

Don’t know how to change a video format? With Movavi Video Converter, it’s a matter of a few clicks! To change the format of your video, just download the program for your Windows PC or Mac and follow the simple guide below. If you prefer to watch video instructions, here’s a short movie about file conversion.

Here’s how to change the format of a video.

Step 1. Download and install the software

Click one of the buttons below to get the installation file. Open it and follow the on-screen instructions. Then, the program will launch automatically.

Step 2. Add a file to the program

Just click Add Media and select Add Video. On your hard drive, locate the file or files you want to convert, then click Open to add them to the conversion queue.

Step 3. Choose a new format

In the lower portion of the interface, choose the desired output format for your video. You can locate the appropriate preset using the search box or browse the Video, Devices, and Audio tabs.

Step 4. Compress the video (optional)

If you want to reduce the size of the output file, click the file size value. Then adjust the File size slider as needed – the app will change the bitrate to reach the indicated size. You can click Convert sample to compress a part of your video and preview the result.

Step 5. Edit your video file (optional)

Movavi Video Converter offers many editing options. Hit Edit and use the tools you need. Use the Trim tab to cut out unwanted segments. In the Effects tab, you can choose a filter for your video. Open the Subtitles tab to add a subtitles file from your computer or to download subtitles from the Internet. When you’ve made the necessary changes, hit Save and Close.

Step 6. Start the conversion

Click Convert in the bottom right corner to start the encoding process. When the file is ready, the folder with the output file will open automatically.

Great! Now you know how to change a video format in a couple of clicks.

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